Parliamentary Inquiry

In May 2015, the Victorian Government announced a Parliamentary Inquiry into onshore unconventional gas exploration and production.

The Inquiry heard from a number of experts, reviewed the scientific evidence and consulted with the community to examine a broad range of social and environmental factors associated with onshore unconventional gas.

This work has now concluded and the Inquiry into Onshore Unconventional Gas in Victoria final report was tabled in Parliament on 8 December 2015. The report will be thoroughly considered and will help inform the Government’s longer-term position on this important matter. 

For more information about the Parliamentary Inquiry and to sign up to receive updates visit the Parliament of Victoria website.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the Government’s Parliamentary Inquiry into unconventional gas are available on the Parliament of Victoria website.

Inquiry hearings and transcripts

As part of the Inquiry, the Environment and Planning Committee held a number of public hearings in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Onshore unconventional gas Inquiry

The Victorian Parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee tabled its report on its Inquiry into onshore unconventional gas in Victoria on 8 December 2015.